Nike tromp l'oiel jacket (Niketown), TopShop knit nautical tee, Levi's shorts (Urban Outfitters), Hunter Wellington rain boots in graphite (, etc... vintage watch necklace (ByBrooklyn) / photos by Joshua Boccheciamp

tromp l'oiel "rip", vintage ring

I was prepared for the elements with hurricane Irene’s visit this weekend and of course, was still sensibly stylish. Apparently I was not alone in this. New Yorkers all over the city were gearing up for her visit.

While I honestly was fearing the worst, this fab jacket with tromp l’oiel denim and rip details (a gift from a recent photoshoot) brightened up my weekend. Luckily, the city had minor damages compared to what we expected.

Check out what my neighborhood looked like after the earthquakehurricapocolypse week we had here in Brooklyn…

The ominous sky over Smith Street
The MTA shut down for the first time (though it felt kind of normal).
A tree falls in Brooklyn
A lost shoe
Hurricane optimism / hurricane aftermath photos by Liz Teich

xo DA

p.s. I guess Kanye was feeling my “Canadian Tuxedo” vibe at the VMA’s on Sunday night with his own denim on denim look. Is this look hot or not?

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